Category Archives: Food

How We Had Our Lowest Monthly Spend in a Year!

We’d been keeping track of our expenses as per usual, but the final results still surprised us. Every grocery shopping trip, every massive Costco run, every fill-up of gas, etc. got duly recorded, but August turned out to be our … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…to Retire?

We’re seeing the slogan everywhere.  Sometimes, the word order is different: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.  But it’s the same three words, usually accompanied by the plea to increase our recycling efforts. As in the plastic bag pictured above, the idea is … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 6: Choosing A City

Our last few visits to France have been our “reconnaissance missions” of sorts.  We have been scouting various locations that we might be interested in relocating to eventually. While there are still more places we would like to visit–Grenoble, Perpignan, … Continue reading

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Practicing for Retirement Living with Strawberry Picking

When we were in France last month, we found ourselves lamenting the state of strawberries in the U.S.  Yes, strawberries. Once you taste those amazing French strawberries–especially the little torpedo-shaped Gariguettes–you will wonder why it is that those of us … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 5: Space-Saving Ideas from European Kitchens

As my last post must have amply demonstrated, we absolutely adore French markets.  But there is more to living abroad than just shopping for cheese and produce (though going to markets is undoubtedly a significant factor in our enjoyment equation). … Continue reading

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